By Claudia Shaldervan
Fifth avenue on Thursday night somehow contained a rambunctious crowd of protesters. Women of all generations- mothers, daughters, sisters, gathered to acknowledge (among some things) the prevalence of undocumented sexual assault in American, to condemn Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, and the FBI for not demonstrating proper investigation procedures.
Dedicated protesters endured an hour long rain shower at the beginning of the event, marched to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and concluded in Times Square around 7.00 PM. Tourists walking out of stores full of shopping bags gaped at the snaking line of shouting people. Protest were going on simultaneously in DC, during which several individuals, including Amy Schumer, were detained. Many speakers shared their own experiences with sexual assault, and delivered galvanizing speeches on what actions should be taken in the future to ensure that democracy fulfills its purpose to the people. News coverage was scarce, a disappointment for such a significant moment in women’s rights history.
All images by © Claudia Shaldervan